President Hugo Chávez Friday announced his government
would increase National Armed Force (FAN) members' wages up
to 60 percent.
For troops and cadets, the increase will amount to 60 percent.
Noncommissioned officers and officers will receive a 50 percent
rise in their pay. The decision will come into force as of
President Chávez explained that the wage increase is
one of the measures taken in order to guarantee a "dignified"
life for FAN members, such as housing and social security